With Pope Benedict XVI set to step down at the end of the month, the speculation as to his replacement is growing. This weekend, New York Magazine contributing editor revealed his pick: “Latin, female, American” Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. No, really:

We wouldn’t be surprised.

  • Steve_J

    Has anyone asked Sotomayor what he thinks of the idea?

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      I see what you did there lol

  • $29561723

    I think Chris Matthews should be Pope.

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Obama will just replace her with Stedman Holder.

  • [email protected]

    yeah, that’ll happen when Sarah Palin gets the job of President of NBC News Division.

  • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

    Stef Cutter is pleased.

  • Perry

    The last Pope is supposed to be evil. A rugmunching Pope would sure fit the bill! Name isn’t Peter though. Altho, she is “Anti-Peter”!

  • R.C.

    Let her be pope. But her supreme court seat must be filled with a strict constitutionalist.

  • Brian Roastbeef

    What is this i don’t even.

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    Anything to get the “wise Latina” off the bench.
    And she’s got the shape for the job….. Oh, wait, that was the comedy film “The Pope Must Diet”

  • SJ’s Dad

    I smell a hashtag game!
    #StupidestpossiblesuggestionfornewPopeoftheCatholicChurch
    . . . How ’bout Barry Obamarama?

  • Anyone00

    You know I would kind of like for there to be a non-white female Pope originally from a second/third world country… so she can turn out to be vastly more theologically conservative than Benedict XVI and to have all the people wanting a non-white female Pope originally from a second/third world country insist she doesn’t count as any of those groups.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Well, we’ve already got “Chicago Jesus”, why not “Pope Wise Latina”?

    /sarc

  • Peyton

    Obama is suddenly thinking this might be a good idea as a way to silence those pesky catholics.

  • Peyton

    Obama is suddenly thinking this might be a good idea as a way to silence those pesky catholics.

  • Peyton

    Any wagers on how long it takes Obama to say something stupid about who should replace the pope?

  • Peyton

    Any wagers on how long it takes Obama to say something stupid about who should replace the pope?

  • TocksNedlog

    According to The New York Times, “Sotomayor does not belong to a Catholic parish or attend Mass, but does attend church for important occasions.” Plus, there’s the pesky factoid that she was married once, and, as far as we know, the marriage was consummated. There ain’t no unringing THAT bell! Yeah, she’s a great choice.

    On the other hand, ‘PopoSoto’ is ready-made for the tabloids.

  • TocksNedlog

    How proud must New York Magazine’s editor-in-chief be right now?

  • phreshone

    She’s about as qualified to be pope as she is to be a Supreme Court Justice